Connection between Lupus and autoimmune thyroid disease?

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Hi all. Looking for help. I recently saw an endocrinologist due to very high anti thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Since my thyroid labs are normal he said I will develop autoimmune thyroid disease in future but he also thinks i have lupus due to my symptoms. I was just wondering if there was a connection between having lupus and developing autoimmune thyroid disease????

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    That is an interesting question Jennifer. I asked Mr Google & got a vast array of equally interesting answers. I will message you a link, then you can decide what is pertinent & what isn't.

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      What are your symptoms apart from the thyroid link? I am currently looking into parathyroid problems. I see several Consultants & one of them found that my Vit D levels were too low, so I am being treated for that & my levels are now in the normal range but I have been feeling very unwell again so I have had yet more bloods done but Christmas has got in the way!

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      I have been unwell since may. It started off with feeling so unwell all.the time with nausea. That lasted a couple of months. Then I had an episode of about a week when I experienced shortness of breath and discomfort in my chest. Then the different pain. It started in my shoulder. Now I get a lot of pain in my back and neck. Along with episodes of flu like symptoms where I end up in bed. Also prior to this I was very cold intolerant. Now the complete opposite. I get episodes of unbearable heat. Needing a fan on and the windows open. no matter how cold it is outside. I also have raynuads and a sun allergy.

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      Are you still under the Endocrinologist? Your symptoms sound similar to mine in some respects & as I mentioned, My Derm Consultant wondered about my parathyroids, which I am currently investigating. I have found a very helpful group in the UK. I'll post the link.

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      No as he said I currently my levels are fine but I will develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Although not sure when. He has referred me to a dermotologist for my skin and thinks it could be lupus so a referral to rheumatology also. I have disc degeneration in my top and bottom spine too. From what I read it's from wear and tear as you as age. I'm 36. Maybe too young to be from wear and tear?

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      My parathyroid has been tested and that's normal. I'm hoping the dermatologist might have some ideas. As at the moment no one knows what's wrong with me. I know these conditions can take time to diagnose. My ANA is positive at 1.160 homogeneous. That was in May. It might have changed now as my symptoms have also changed.

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    I would also look into CIRS/Biotoxin Illness. It can mimic Lupus, cause a positive ANA, cause autoimmune thyroiditis.

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